|Dress (Ralph Lauren); Shoes (Bandolino); Watch (Michael Kors); Pearls (Ross-Simons); Bag (Kate Spade)|
Quick - name the film that inspired this dress?! I was still in high school when it debuted in 1990, and it's the first movie I remember that I loved in large part due to the costuming. Julia Roberts' wardrobe was spectacular (well, maybe not so much the thigh high hooker boots and blond wig). Of course, I also loved that she was a redhead, and that she could drive that Lotus like a boss!
Even now, some 24 years later (wow - that makes me feel old), the iconic polo match dress still feels fresh. In fact, this look was en vogue 24 years before the movie came out, too. It's the very definition of classic, timeless style. So, while I wasn't actually looking for it, when I stumbled across Ralph Lauren's version at Macy's last year, I couldn't resist adding it to my own wardrobe.
If I'd been the stylist on set, I'd have put Julia in a pair of spectators - her plain white pumps are the only part of the ensemble I'm not crazy about. I wouldn't mind adding some of the other dresses from the movie to my own closet, too. The long red dress she wears to the opera - pure elegance. The black lace sheath - sexy in a demure way. And who can forget the perfectly fitted suit she wears to tell the haughty salesgirls on Rodeo Drive that they made a "big mistake. Huge!"
Of course, a movie inspired post wouldn't be complete without it's own blooper reel. You already know I'm not necessarily the picture of grace, and when I was taking pictures for this entry, the heel of my shoe got stuck in the decking, resulting is this little gem of a series! Keepin' it real, folks.
Fashion is what you buy; Style is what you do with it!